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Ute carrying capacity 1.5 tonnes

I need a tray top ute which can legally carry 1.5 tonnes. Can you guys advise on the different payloads a Landcruiser or Patrol is licenced to carry, or any other mid 90s ute? Although my Hilux can ilegally carry 1400kg, quite OK, any more is really out of the question and I now find about once a week I need to load it up a little more. I was thinking about buying an old 2 tonne truck, but now am thinking along the lines of a big ute. Any suggestions?
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Unread postby duza » May 24th, 2009, 12:20 am


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Mate, I know you can upgrade the GVM of a Cruiser but if I were you I'd be looking at a Isuzu NPS250 or a Mitsubishi Canter. They both come in 4wd, will comfortably carry your weight, tow a decent trailer, and can be driven on a car license (or if you got a truck license get the 3 tonner). Cheaper than a cruiser or patrol too.
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Unread postby Lumberjack » May 24th, 2009, 2:44 am


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Maybe a F150 or F250 this one you can still drag the family around.Plus you can fit a 40ltr engel inbetween front sets:thumb:Sorry that's probablly off the track a bit:)

Unread postby Foo » May 24th, 2009, 8:41 am


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dual axel at the back i think is a legal option for load carrying

Unread postby bigfyt » May 24th, 2009, 8:49 am


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As said above IMO your best bet is the Isuzu or Canter and I think both also come with crew cabs so you can still get the family in two if need be. Doing dual axle conversion not cheap and the lazy axle will chew through tyres.

Unread postby FKT08 » May 24th, 2009, 3:27 pm


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Thanks, guys. I wouldn't spend the money on a dual axle setup and I don't need either 4wd or dual cab. This will be for deliveries around the metro area one or two days per week. I'm trying to steer away from a truck because of the length and hence the parking problem. Really only need a tray of about 2 metres and need something with a reasonable turning circle like the Hilux. I fear the F250s etc wouldn't be all that good doing U turns.
I'll ring my engineer tomorrow and see what he says about upgrading a cruiser.
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Unread postby duza » May 24th, 2009, 5:40 pm


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Duza....also ask your engineer about upgrading the GVM on the hilux so it does have a payload of around 1500kg.....

or you could give these guys a shot

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